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Planning a night out in Amsterdam? Head down to Leiden Square (Leidseplein,) which is known as the center of nightlife where you can choose from hundreds of bars, clubs, restaurants and discos that would suit every style and taste.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Leidsestraat | Weteringschans, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
+31 20 422 3285
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for a drink whilst out exploring the city. Excellent vantage point to point watch and take in the sights and sounds! Lots of lovely bars and restaurants to choose from. Enjoy!

Thank Physiophreak
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a good place for walking and hanging out with friends .. there are lots of restaurants and coffee shops in the area like the Bulldog .. trains are available in this spot ..It's crowded most of the time .. I would go there everyday...More

Thank NaWaFssz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein are probably the next best known squares after Dam Square. One part of Leidseplein, close to all the tram stops has at least 4 or 5 restaurants and a common area forming a very large patio for all the restaurants. If you’re...More

1  Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leidseplein is one of the best spots in Amsterdam for people watching. Always very lively with lots of street artists performing a variety of acts. The famous Bulldog coffeeshop is here too and it's always interesting to see the people that emerge from there.....haha!! The...More

2  Thank yvonne1506
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This area is very lively and a great place to meet people visiting Amsterdam from all over the world. A few great bars and clubs in the area. Was a great night out.

Thank Tahirina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too touristy and cliched. It is like the Leicester Square of London. Decent place to party in if you are into that.

Thank TheGreatestNomad
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The place is packed with people on my day of visit. Lots of shops with food and drinks as well, Yes, nice place to sit around and count people

Thank AChee74
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Go in the evening to see real Dutch mingle with tourists for a real night out. Plenty of places to eat, drink, or just hang. Oh, and the lights....

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Square with a large number of clubs, bars, cheap cafes and restaurants, many tables, many noisy tourists, souvenir sellers. Nothing special. If you like the places packed with tourists and shabby restaurants - this is the place for you. There are many other very interesting...More

1  Thank Dmitry16
Reviewed 22 August 2018

You can never be bored full of activities but day and night, good restaurants to dine, bars and night clubs.

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Becki C
29 January 2018|
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Response from sgtshan | Reviewed this property |
The Hard Rock Amsterdam is right there, has indoor and outdoor seating, and a lot goinh on outside in the stereet
Danny G
19 September 2017|
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Response from Omar O | Reviewed this property |
As Mike suggested and I have checked it in google map trams #1, #2 and #5 all take you from central station to Leidseplein.
Leon S
17 March 2017|
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Response from garylomas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, As you walk into the square from the main road, go to the left side of the square, bottom corner to halfway there is a nice coffee shop that you have to go down 7 steps or so, good juice, coffe, and staff, relaxed... More